January 13 2021 Observations

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January 13 2021 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:33 pm

Session time is 12:20pm to 1:10pm EST local time ( US ). Skies are clear with surprisingly good seeing! The temperature is 45F ( 7.2C ).


Coronado SolarMax II 60 DS. 16x, 21.5x and 33x ( Ha )
I can see 4 fragments of the arc-shaped filament that is now entering the SW quadrant. I can also see a v shaped filament near the SE limb underneath a double prom located there. I can see two fainter filaments south and west of the north pole.

Prominences look good today. I see a forest of them on the SE limb. The southernmost pair look like devil's horns curving inward. I see a number of proms northward of the " Devil prom ". One is bright and looks treelike. It's surrounded by a number of fainter proms. The NW limb shows a long bright prom. At lower power it reminds me of the flame on the long wicked candles I burn. Going to a little more magnification I can see a brighter central part with a loop of plasma being thrown up over it!

I can see a faint plage in the SE quadrant.

The mottles show good contrast today across the solar disc.


Orion 70mm Solar Telescope. 25x, 50x, 62.5x and 100x ( WL )
Despite the good seeing I can see no detail at all except for the discwide solar granulation. I looked for faculae, including polar faculae but came up empty handed. No spots or pores either.

Carpe Lumen!

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Re: January 13 2021 Observations

Post by Carbon60 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:48 pm

Many thanks, James.

Stu.


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Re: January 13 2021 Observations

Post by MapleRidge » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:07 pm

Thanks for posting your report James!!!

No sun in our forecast until maybe the weekend, but looking bleak for astronomy :(

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Re: January 13 2021 Observations

Post by marktownley » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:41 pm

Thanks for the report James. Cloud, grey and wet all day here today - it did clear at sunset and we had that golden band in the west as I left work. Hoping (as always!) for the weekend...


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Re: January 13 2021 Observations

Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:36 pm

Thanks James for your daily report.

Cheers
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Re: January 13 2021 Observations

Post by eroel » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:37 am

James, thanks for the report,
Got some images too.
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Re: January 13 2021 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:00 am

Thanks you guys!


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Re: January 13 2021 Observations

Post by Montana » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:20 pm

Sounds like you have a spot of bad seeing in the WL, or perhaps the Sun could wake itself up again for you :hamster:

I'd love to know what these 'wicked candles' are :)

Alexandra



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Re: January 13 2021 Observations

Post by DeepSolar64 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:16 pm

Montana wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:20 pm
Sounds like you have a spot of bad seeing in the WL, or perhaps the Sun could wake itself up again for you :hamster:

I'd love to know what these 'wicked candles' are :)

Alexandra
Alexandra,
They are WoodWick candles. The ones I mention here are in a glass container that is oval or oblong in shape and the candle has a long, not tall wooden wick. They crackle as they burn! I love both candles and incense.


https://woodwick.yankeecandle.com/

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